The CiU and ERC have agreed a declaration of sovereignty, to be approved in parliament, in which they state their intention to "exercise the right to decide and enforce the constitution of Catalonia in a new state within the framework of the EU" (read story here). A US teacher manages to stop another shooting in a Californian school (read story here). Barça thrash Cordoba 5-0 at home last night in the Copa del Rey, sending them through to the quarterfinals against Malaga (read story here).
The ex-president of the Generalitat, Jordi Pujol, has denied holding accounts in Switzerland (read story here). Brussels will decide in February if Spain will be granted extra time to reduce the deficit, in an assessment by the commission to determine "whether effective action has been taken" (read story here). Industrial production in Spain fell by 7.3% in November after a surge in October (read story here).
Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida, leader of the Catalan Social Christian Party, l'Unió, breaks his silence regarding mounting pressure calling for his resignation and declares he will "not step down". (read story here)